Kalaburagi Airport Inaugurated Under UDAN Scheme

Kalaburagi Airport Inaugurated Under UDAN Scheme
Question: The recently inaugurated Kalaburagi Airport is situated in which of the following state of India?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Karnataka
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamil Nadu
Answer: (b)
Related facts:
  • The first flight from Kalaburagi Airport to Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru took off on November 22 2019 after the inauguration of Kalaburagi airport by the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
  • The airport has been built under the UDAN-RCS Scheme of Govt. of India and is spread across 742 acres and developed at an estimated cost of Rs. 176 crores.
  • Kalaburagi Airport is at a distance of 13.8km from Kalaburagi City and it is a DGCA licensed Aerodrome for VFR/Day operations. Three flights per week will be operated on Monday, Friday and Sunday.
  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation undertook the task to develop the Kalaburagi airport as it will pave way for direct connectivity to North Karnataka with state Headquarters and other commercial centers.
  • Kalaburagi Airport will act as a gateway for tourist destinations including Buddha Vihar, SharanaBasaveshwara Temple, Khwaja Banda Nawaz Dargah and, Gulbarga Fort.
  • The newly built airport is in line with the commitment & perseverance of Airport Authority of India under the supervision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation of India to enable the country with better air connectivity.
  • So far, 230 routes and 42 airports have been operationalized under UDAN. UDAN will connect all States and UTs of the country with around 700 routes, laying the foundation of a new regional segment in India’s aviation market.

Links:

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1593174

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